Sunday, July 29, 2012

The end of the junior year

Finally, I am officially in summer break! :)
currently having sore neck and shoulder because of the fireworks festival yesterday, where I was watching up to the sky while taking pictures or videos for 1.5 hours straight.

alright, I will blog about what happened in my life last week!
I spent previous week mostly meeting friends to say goodbyes before they left Japan (for good or not) and of course studying for the exams and writing essay!

Monday, July 23

Spent the day at the library starting my essay. Then meeting up with mimint and wz (not real names lol) for mexican dinner at Yotsuya, their favorite restaurant! and it was sort of farewell dinner too since the couple is going to Europe for graduate school this September.

The restaurant has cozy south american atmosphere

the appetizer

really yum chicken soup

I love this enchiladas :D

roasted chicken
group picture. we will definitely meet again someday!

Tuesday - Friday, July 24 - 27 

Since I almost took no pictures on these days, I don't remember what exactly I was doing -.-
Most likely I spent those days going to my last classes, staying at the library finishing my last essay and I also  went drinking once to a bar nearby.

Then had a haircut on Friday, got half of my hair cut. Kinda sad, but I feel so much fresher and happier now.   I'm ready for the midsummer hotness :D

Saturday, July 28

Met up with Ohia for lunch at Takadanobaba, we went to take purikura first before our quite fancy lunch at Cotton Club, Italian Cafe near the station.

My cheek is very elastic


Pasta, It was good and a lot. I couldn't finish it (especially coz it was oily)

We were catching up for hours and Ohia was gonna go back to Korea the next day, only for a week though :D
After the lunch we parted and I went to Asakusa for the famous Sumidagawa fireworks festival.

Before heading to a nice spot to watch the hanabi, I went to the Sensouji temple first to pray and picked the omikuji.

This is the best Omikuji I've ever got :)
excellent fortune

So many people, couples and yukatas

Some people are "picnicking" while waiting for the fireworks to start

2.000.000 fireworks, 1.5 hours, approx 900.000 people went to watch.
It was the best fireworks I've ever seen in my life.

I'm going to post more details and video about the festival, soon on my project blog

here is the link of more the video
and I am going for Summer camp outside Tokyo tomorrow for 4 days! See you after that!



  1. wow, the firework look so cool (*^▽^*)

  2. I had forgotten that when school is over, it's a time of goodbyes. Usually I am so relieved when there is a break because that means no more essays or tests til next time, but it's also a time when people go on holidays or graduate.
    Not that I'm sad about holidays, on the contrary, it's a happy time as well. It's a time for movies, outings, sunshine!

    I hope you have a really fun holiday, take cool photos and relax.

  3. Yay summer break :D
    It's still winter in Australia, but it's slowly coming up to Spring so there's more sun, yay! I hope your sores heal soon x_x Wouldn't want to spoil your break! I love South American restaurants because the atmosphere is so earthy and cosy! Mmm nachos, I don't like nachos completely smothered in cheese or guacamole, so that looks like the perfect appetizer :) Mmmm don't you love soups? They're so satisfying for the soul! Sadly I've never had an enchilada but your photo looks glorious. Mmm roasted chicken, best way to cook chicken I reckon - apart from charcoal, yumm. Haha, my cheeks are very elastic too, I love your polkadot dress! It's so cute! I can never finish pastas because either they're too oily or creamy, but there's such a serving of mushrooms in your plate! Wow, those fireworks look so postcard-worthy, I hope you didn't hurt your ears, I'm sensitive to noise :( See you in your next post Amelia :)

  4. woww! the "fireworks" awesome! cute pictures (July 28)! :D

  5. Damn I look at your blog while i'm fasting, it's hard ......................... I'm thinking of some osakan's takoyaki now..

  6. what is the name of the mexican restaurant??? i want to visit it because i have trouble finding good mexican food here in japan!

  7. Nice blog here, these photos rock!!!
    Hey I'm your newest follower now, and I hope you will follow me back, it would be great to keep in touch!

  8. I love japan's fireworks !!

  9. おいしそう♥ I like your pictures (*^_^*)



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